Yaoundé (AFP) – A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria a “mentally handicapped” female attacker killed 14.

The child bomber blew herself up among Saturday night revelers in the popular bar, injuring at least 79 others, Cameroonian state TV reported on Sunday.

Early Sunday in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, a woman described by locals as “mentally unstable” detonated herself at the entrance of a market, trader Garba Abdullahi told AFP.

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